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S.F.’S Bed Bug Battle A War Without End SF Gate 2009


When she and her husband moved into an upscale apartment in an “emerging” neighborhood near Civic Center, Katie Beckheyer may have had some concerns about crime, gritty streets and panhandlers. But she never expected what would be the ....



Affinities: The Buzz Killers SF Magazine 2015


San Francisco’s Mosquito Abatement Courier team—otherwise known as MAC—is not your typical bike gang. Clad in neon vests and Chrome shorts, toting panniers packed with larvicide and yard-long application wands, its members pedal ....



These Colorful Dots Are For Your Health KQED 2017


You know when you first notice something, and then you can’t ever “unnotice” it? A year ago that happened to Zak Brazen when he noticed a pattern in several local communities. He asked Bay Curious …

“Why Are T....



Invasion Of The Bed Bugs 48hills 2009


Pub date September 16, 2009

Writer John Eastland

Section News & Opinion

Issue Volume 42 Number 51 Issue Volume 43 Number 51

news@sfbg.comEditor’s Note: The writer has penned this story under a pseudonym because of....



Richmond Confidential Coming To A Bed Near You Richmond Confidential 2010


Halloween is over, but that doesn’t mean blood-sucking creatures that come out at night should be forgotten. Bedbugs are everywhere–from luxury hotels to movie theaters to dorm rooms–and no one is immune.“My mother has them....



How IPM Helps Beat Bed Bugs In Multi-Family Housing Pest Management Professional 2017


Luis Agurto Jr., president of San Francisco-based Pestec, and his team work with like-minded partners that take the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) seriously and want to practice pest prevention, particularly as it pertains ....



How Dotspotting Began With Colored Dots On Drains In San Francisco MediaShift 2011


In some ways you could say that the Dotspotting project started with San Francisco’s sewage and drain system. A few years ago I started noticing some strange dot markings on the curbs of city sidewalks, directly above the storm drains like t....



Rat Complaints In San Francisco Have Surged Over The Past Five Years SF Gate 2017


A rat race of sorts is happening in San Francisco, where rodent complaints have surged in the past five years.Since 2012, San Franciscans have steadily reported more rat sightings to 311, San Francisco’s official site for information and com....



Pestec Expands ContraPest® In California To Serve The Bay Area Senestech 2019


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES), a developer of proprietary technologies for managing animal pest populations through fertility control, announced today that Pestec, an industry leader in environme....



Accidental Curb Art Of The Day: Mosquito Abatement Paint Dots Bloomberg CityLab 2012


San Francisco-based designer Nick Foster noticed something unusual right next to his city’s storm drains — paint dots.

Posted on his blog, this 40-image montage of sidewalk shots showcases the markings of S.F.’s Mosquito A....